Some images of my work and interests
History has always been a part of my life.
Following retirement from a professional career in accountancy, I now have more time for historical research.
History fascinates the enquiring mind, and educates us through lessons learned from the past.
My particular interest is in the history of conflict and how the effect of conflict has impacted on social and industrial life. The changes brought about at the time of The Great War, 1914-1918, the first fully mechanised war, are of special relevance to me. Over many years I have made numerous trips to the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium, undertaking extensive research on which I draw for my talks and presentations and also for my guided tours.
During my lifetime, I have amassed a collection of military artefacts especially from the Great War period and frequently use them in my talks to illustrate how various items were used and to help bring the realities of war to life.
As Churchill said: "A nation that forgets its past has no future"
Ian & Linda W. S E England - Self-drive tour of WWI battlefields for Morgan car owners - April 2015
Kenneth shared with us his enthusiasm of the subject with facts and statistics about the events and the people involved, combined with relevant and interesting anecdotes. It was particularly touching to have more information about particular individual soldiers, especially those who had been awarded the VC. Also to see the graves of the first and very last man killed in action during WWI was very poignant.
Annabelle [Kenneth's wife] did an absolutely sterling job in helping to keep the tour running smoothly and looking out for our gastronomic needs! She looked after us and the cars very well indeed. -thank you.
All in all, a very enjoyable tour. Thank You!
Howard & Averil C., Yorkshire. Guided minibus tour of Western Front, and family research - July 2015
Kenneth.....We thoroughly enjoyed our few days with you and found the tour interesting and informative. We also enjoyed your company. Many thanks.
Robert H, West Midlands – Guided Personal fact-finding trip
to WW1 battle sites of Northern France & Belgium. 2016
Thank you, Kenneth for a marvellous trip. Your detailed
knowledge of the history of the area brought the battlefields
to life and helped me to visualise the extreme conditions
these men had to suffer. The visit to Thiepval Memorial to
the Missing was particularly poignant and took my breath away.